Birth Statistics of India

NOV 16

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Why in news?

  • A report on “Vital statistics of India based on the Civil Registration System” has been published.

About the report’s findings:

  • “Vital statistics of India based on the Civil Registration System” is published by the Registrar-General of India.
  • Arunachal Pradesh recorded 1,084 females born per thousand males, followed by Nagaland (965) Mizoram (964).
  • Among Large states, Kerala (963) and Karnataka (957) is at the top.
  • The worst was reported in Manipur (757), Lakshadweep (839) and Daman & Diu (877), Punjab (896) and Gujarat (897).
  • Delhi recorded a sex ratio of 929, Haryana 914 and Jammu and Kashmir 952.
  • Information from six States namely Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal is not available in the report.
  • The number of registered births increased to 2.33 crore in 2018 from 2.21 crore registered births the previous year


Consider the following statements based on 2011 census:
1.Urban female sex ratio was more than rural sex ratio in India.
2.Kerala was the State with Highest Female Sex Ratio.
Which among the above statements is/are correct?
(a)1 only
(b)2 only
(c)Both 1 and 2
(d)Neither 1 nor 2

 Answer to prelims question